British settlements started at the end of the 18th Century
Up until the 1930s the government systematically removed Aboriginal children from their mothers “for their own good”, in an attempt to integrate them into white society and obliterate their aboriginality forever.
The aim was to eliminate the Aboriginal race altogether. This was thought to be the “kindest” strategy for dealing with “the problem”.
Swagman Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong , Under the shade of a coolibah-tree , And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, "Who'll come a- waltzing Matilda with me? Waltzing Matilda,Waltzing Matilda, Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?" And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, "Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?"
The Tasmanian devil is the last surviving carnivorous (meat eating) marsupial. It only comes out at night and is very shy. It is the size of a small dog but has enough strength in its teeth to eat a whole sheep, including the scull.